The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The C.W.G.C. is responsible for maintaining the graves of members of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars, for building and maintaining memorials to the dead whose graves are unknown and for providing records and registers of these 1.7 million burials and commemorations found in most countries throughout the world.
Enquiries about the location of individual burials and commemorations may be directed to the address below, or a database search by surname at www.cwgc.org
2 Marlow Road
Phone: 01628 634221
From outside the United Kingdom: +44 (0)1628 634221)
Fax: 01628 771208
Location of Casualties
Under the Royal Charter of 1917, the Commission is tasked with maintaining records of all those who died whilst serving with Commonwealth forces during the First and Second World Wars. A full set of these records are held at the Commission's Head Office in Maidenhead, United Kingdom, (and at its offices in other countries) and staff are available to help enquirers locate a particular grave or a name on a memorial. This service is carried out free of charge for relatives of the casualty concerned, but other enquirers have to pay a small fee for the service.
To enable the Commission to successfully identify the location of a casualty, a complete as possible list of the following details of the casualty is helpful:
- Home Town
- Date of death
- Place of death